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A Vancouver Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Shares Tips You Can Use to Help a Motorcycle Crash Victim Who Does Not Speak English

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

A recent Vancouver motorcycle accident shattered your family—and possibly your entire local community. The victim does not speak English very well. Perhaps he only knows Farsi, Mandarin Chinese, Tagalog, or another language. He undoubtedly feels even more disempowered and confused than the typical motorcycle accident victim does.

You want to help, but what can you do?

First, get the injured person medical attention, even if the injury seems minor.

A bump on the head—what most people call a “concussion” but what we at McComb Witten rightfully categorize as a “traumatic brain injury”—may not be visible to an untrained outside observer. The victim might show symptoms including dizziness, fatigue, vomiting, disorientation, and headaches.

Do not ignore these signs! Get immediate medical assistance—now.

Next, as fast as you comfortably can, document the accident scene.

Take pictures and write down the accounts of people who saw the accident or who were somehow involved in it. These forensic traces will degrade and disappear over time. Don't allow this key potential legal ammunition to get lost!

Come up with other ways to help the victim.

For instance, you might want to call the victim’s family back in China and tell them what happened and keep them updated. You may also wish to contact the victim’s employer, do the dishes at his house, or anything else he needs.

Be a translator.

Help him understand his doctors. In addition, make sure he follows doctors' orders, picks up his prescription medication, and takes it as prescribed.

Connect with a Vancouver motorcycle crash lawyer as soon as possible.

When you delay getting help, you allow liable parties—such as a careless driver or the ICBC—to get a jump on the case and build a stiff defense. Look to the McComb Witten team for help. Our staff is multilingual—we speak Mandarin Chinese, Farsi, and many other languages. Call a Vancouver motorcycle crash attorney today at 604-255-9018. You may also wish to download a free copy of our special report called The Inside Secrets ICBC Doesn't Want You to Know! for more information.